Leah Bright on Board to Lead
| February 28, 2022 – Rocket Science, a boutique visual effects studio, announced the reinforcement of their global talent strategy with the buildup of their People and Culture department. Leah Bright has joined as a Global Head of People and Culture along with Spencer Heys as Global Recruiter.
“Talent and culture is what sets RSVFX apart. As we continue our growth trajectory and evolution as a company, we value the importance of working with the right individuals to guide and support our talented team. Leah is a highly respected leader specialised in managing people and culture. We are very fortunate to have Leah join RSVFX and continue to solidify our Leadership team”, says Anthony Paterson, Co-Founder / Executive VFX Supervisor. “Likewise, Spencer further enhances RSVFX’s commitment to finding and fostering the best talent in our industry. It’s a pleasure to have both Leah and Spencer join our team.”
Bright completed her Master of Science Degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Manchester – with her dissertation focus on Diversity in the Canadian Workforce, Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and English from the University of Toronto, and Post Graduate Certificate in HR Management from Seneca College. Awarded with the 2016 HR team of the year across Canada, Leah was also recognized as one of HRM’s Hot Leaders in 2017. She has extensive experience within the Entertainment, VFX/VR and Design industries. She has a proven track record in leading teams with a focus on organizational growth, HR best practices, mentorship programs, training, recruiting, and employee management and engagement.
“Rocket Science is an industry leading studio that embodies artistic expression and technical expertise. This openness to explore and push boundaries inspires innovative People and Culture initiatives and practices, with a focus on empathy and people development, which I am excited to lead,” said Bright
Spencer completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Ryerson University and a Post Graduate Human Resources Certificate from George Brown College. With close to ten years experience, Heys brings his VFX expertise, with stints at previous studios, and relationships to the forefront with both artists and the industry community alike, he specializes in high volume recruitment and the candidate experience.
Spencer Heys adds “Rocket Science is a people focused studio with unmatched creativity and imagination, which made the decision to join an obvious one for me. The collaborative and supportive nature of the studio allows everyone to be their best and most authentic self!”
Leah and Spencer will continue to focus on building the company’s Emmy nominated talent driven creative team, along with fostering RSVFX’s culture.
Rocket Science is an Emmy nominated boutique visual effects studio collaborating with filmmakers to create stunning visual imagery utilizing artistry, science and technology. Located in Toronto, Canada, notable credits include Eric Kripke’s Emmy nominated superhero series THE BOYS (Amazon), the BAFTA winning mini-series TITANIC (iTV), six seasons of Naren Shankar’s sci-fi series THE EXPANSE (Amazon), and features such as Neil Jordan’s GRETA (Sidney Kimmel) and John Leonetti’s WISH UPON (Broad Green Pictures).
RSVFX is currently in production on Tim Burton’s WEDNESDAY (Netflix), the much anticipated epic video game adaptation HALO (Paramount +), THE BOYS (Amazon), Steve Blackman’s UMBRELLA ACADEMY S3 (Netflix), LOCKE AND KEY S3 (Netflix) from Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, and David Cronenberg’s feature CRIMES OF THE FUTURE.